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Discerning Mission

Training leaders for a world that no longer exists

World Map 1689 — No. 1

Dr. David Lose weighs in on the future of seminaries, and theological education, with this provocative statement:

I'd argue the single most significant cause of decline is far simpler: most seminaries are training leaders for a church and world that no longer exists.

Lose references Alan Roxburgh and Fred Romanuk's book, The Missional Leader, and the three zones that organizations and their leaders dwell in: the emergent, the performative and the reactive.

Ironically, it is our well-founded confidence

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Finding a Welcome Community

Dee Pederson talks about building cross-cultural relationships in Saint Cloud, Minn., forming the connective tissue between members who don't share the same culture or language.

Dee Pederson: Many Cultures and Languages from Discerning Mission on Vimeo.

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Pentecost on the Prairie

Listen as Laurie Skow-Anderson talks about the challenges of moving from a uniracial congregation to a more multiracial one:

Laurie Skow-Anderson: "Pentecost on the Prairie" from Discerning Mission on Vimeo.

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Trinity and the Kingdom : The Doctrine of God

Annotation by Jeffrey Eisele.

Moltmann, J.The Trinity and the Kingdom : The Doctrine of God. 1st Fortress Press ed. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1993.

In The Trinity and the Kingdom, Jurgen Moltmann offers a complex and thorough examination of the Christian doctrine of God as Trinity. His aim is to reveal what the implications of this doctrine are for understanding God’s sovereignty and God’s Church. The author acknowledges that, for many Christians, debates about how one God exists

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Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People

Annotation by Jeffrey Eisele.

Bass, Dorothy C. Practicing Our Faith : A Way of Life for a Searching People. 1st ed. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass, 1997.

My biased suspicions about a book on faith practices were that it will probably offer some way for the reader to try harder at adding spiritual workouts to one’s life in order to live a more faithful and effective life as a disciple and church member. There is some of that in Practicing Our Faith; but mostly the book is about invigorating

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